Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Ubuntu 14.04 - here we go

Quick post about the upgrade from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04. It went ahead without any real problems. For the first time my decision to disable the utterly horrible "shopping" lens in Unity was honoured over an upgrade (well done - finally).

Bad things: the window close buttons have wandered over to the left AGAIN. This time apparently Canonical have removed the all of the options to move them back (well, someone is recommending recompiling the window manager but there is no way I'm doing that). Thanks guys, that's really helpful.

Further bad things: synaptiks is currently missing from the Ubuntu repositories so if you want a middle mouse click on your touchpad you're out of luck. Fortunately there is a way around that - you can install it from the debian repository:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wget gdebi
sudo gdebi kde-config-touchpad_0.8.1-2_all.deb

That solution pulled from here.

Now to man up and do this on my work machine...